In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(eyes) junto(trees/houses) junto(houses/trees) apiñado
- In plan, the present building began life as a simple rectangular structure of three bays, with close-set studding on the ground floor and square panelling above.
- Shane was a serious sort of young man with close-set eyes and a curly page boy that was already thinning on top.
- Closer examination, however, reveals the loris's close-set eyes and the nails on its feet and hands.
- The massive structure, some 45 metres wide, was defined not by banks and ditches but by hundreds of close-set oak posts.
- In the freestanding mirror, Kenji could make out the monkey's close-set eyes peering unblinkingly at its own small, reddened face.
- Butterflyfishes have small mouths filled with brushlike, close-set teeth.
- Finally, upstage right a cluster of small, close-set houses like a typical Mediterranean village represents Ephesus.
- This pleasing prodigality would be easier to browse if the columns of text were not so close-set.
- The other looked less human than the rest - his limbs were too out of proportion, his eyes were too close-set and large.
- It was pale, and its ribs protruded like the rungs of a close-set ladder.
- The emergence of primates, with their close-set eyes and stereoscopic vision, coincided with the appearance of flowering plants and the new host of insects that fed on them.
- He looks at you with close-set yellow eyes without knowing what happened.
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